Stayed here in July 2012. Arrived late afternoon on a Friday, and was greeted by the male caretaker. He seemed professional but somewhat disinterested. Showed us to our room and where the breakfast room was. I had a question for him later that evening, he had a similar attitude. The layout of the place is interesting, the rooms are upstairs, with the owners area segmented by a glass door on the 1st floor. Somewhat gives a "cut-off" vibe from them; though I can appreciate their desire to have personal space in their home. Breakfast was delicious, and the woman that tended to it was very gracious & friendly.
A couple of points that can use some attention or are worth mentioning:
Roosters - there are chickens and (at least one) rooster. That meant a morning wake-up call. They're far enough away from the house that it's not terrible, but if you're a light sleeper, you'll be awoken by this.
Shower water pressure - I don't think I've seen worse shower water pressure. The sink seemed to have better pressure than the shower. I tried turning all the nobs, but nothing helped. After a long drive, I was looking forward to a hot shower, and was disappointed.
Location - The location is beautiful, but finding it can be a challenge. Like most places in Ireland, they don't have specific addresses, so it took a bit to find the place, as it's outside the downtown area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Dunlavin House we offer the highest standard of accommodation and food for our guests, Overlooking Dingle Bay with a short walk from town gives us the perfect location for the discerning visitor. We offer a personal welcome to all of our guests with useful advice and assistance designed to make their stay in Dingle the highlight of their holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dunlavin House Hotel Dingle